Thursday, March 28, 2013

Healthier mashed "potatoes"

So today we have this shitty, grey, foggy weather that's not meshing with my ideal spring. And as much as I wanted to chow down on some raw veggies, I was craving something more comforting. But I've been eating fried potatoes for a week now, and decided to give potatoes a rest. This is where my cauliflower comes in, or in Russian "white cabbage". And of course what is mashed foods without gravy.

-1 head of cauliflower
-1/2 cup boiled mushrooms (I defrosted the ones I keep in the freezer)
-2 tablespoons raw seed cheese
-1 cup soaked pumpkin seeds for 48 hours
-1 cup soaked sesame seeds for 48 hours

-1-3 tablespoons coconut milk
-3 tablespoons nutritional yeast

1. Cut stems off cauliflower and steam over boiling water till soft (I did about 7 minutes)
2. To make seed cheese blend seeds together using a vitamix or food processor
3. Blend 2 tablespoons seed cheese, mushrooms, and coconut milk (adding more for a thinner consistency) to make gravy.
4. Blend hot steamed cauliflower with nutritional yeast and paprika till smooth.
5. Add gravy on top of cauliflower mash, and serve by itself, with garnish, or as a side to grilled corn, tofurkey, or whatever your stomach desires.

Enjoy it in your mouth!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Raw stuffed peppers

I love to stuff my food from zucchini, to mushrooms, to peppers. Raw and cooked. But cooking does require time, and when I'm hungry, I'm not going to wait anxiously for my food to cook. Obviously I lack patience, until fed.

-2 large bell peppers
-1 avocado
-1 large tomato
-1 small cucumber
-2 tablespoons sprouted red lentils
-lemon juice
-cayenne pepper
-Himalayan salt
-black pepper

1. Cut bell peppers in half and de seed.
2. Mash avocados with fork in bowl.
3. Dice avocado and tomato.
4. Add lemon juice, cayenne, pepper, and salt to taste.
5. Scoop into peppers.

Enjoy it in your mouth!

Monday, March 25, 2013

Chocolate pudding parfait

It's been way too long since I posted a recipe, and I've been trying to fight off this massive chocolate craving I've had since yesterday. I gave in to my delicious desires, hell I'm only human.

But given the fact that this has protein, no added sugar, and has antioxidant enriched blueberries this meal was a great way to start my morning.

-2 boxes (12ish oz) silken tofu
-3-5 tablespoons cocoa powder
-3-5 tablespoons stevia
-berries (I used frozen blueberries)

1. Strain tofu through a cheese cloth to get rid of excess water
2. Blend tofu, cocoa, and stevia adding in more cocoa and stevia to your liking.
3. Layer mixture with berries in a parfait glass.
4. (Optional) use any extra to make pudding popsicles.

Enjoy it in your mouth!